Miracle at Midway / Gordon W. Prange with Donald M. Goldstein and Katherine V. Dillon.
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[New edition].
xviii, 557 pages : illustrations, charts ; 21 cm
Original edition published: New York : McGraw-Hill, 1982.
"Six months after Pearl Harbor, the seemingly invincible Imperial Japanese nay proposed a decisive blow against the United States. After sweeping through Asia and the South Pacific, Japan's military targeted the tiny atoll of Midway, an ideal launching pad for the invasion of Hawaii and beyond. But the US Navy would be waiting for them. Thanks to cutting-edge code-breaking technology, tactical daring, and a significant stroke of luck, the Americans under Chester W. Nimitz dealt Japan's navy its first major defeat of the war. Three years of hard fighting remained, but it was at Midway that the tide turned"--Page 4 of cover
Includes bibliographical references (pages 517-527) and index.
Preface -- Introduction -- Key personnel -- "A breath of fresh air" -- "We should occupy Midway" -- "A shiver over Japan" -- "One touch of an armored sleeve" -- "The expected and constant threat" -- "Required to aim at two hares" -- "There was no rest" -- "Can you hold Midway?" -- "An admiral's admiral" -- "The moment of fulfillment" -- "The principle of calculated risk" -- "On a major mission" -- "Constant vigilance has to be maintained" -- "Not the least doubt about a victory" -- "The clock was running ever faster" -- "In high spirits and full of confidence" -- "Take off for attack!" -- "Extra luck riding with us" -- "Even the midst of the Pacific is small" -- "This was to be the day of days" -- "Hawks at angels twelve" -- "There is a need for a second attack" -- "A complete failure" -- "There they are!" -- "the Japanese were not as yet checked" -- "What the hell is headquarters doing?" -- "At last they have come" -- "They were almost wiped out" -- "A burning hell" -- "A calamity like this" -- "We, with Hiryu alone" -- "Determined to sink an enemy ship" -- "Don't let another day like this come to us again!" -- "There is no hope" -- "I will apologize to the emperor" -- "Why should I not sleep soundly?" -- "I trembled with great sorrow" -- "A sober and sickening sight" -- "Midway to our objective" -- Analysis Japan: "A mass of chaos" -- Analysis United States: Brilliance "shot with luck" -- The meaning of Midway forty years later.
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